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TARTA, Cláudio et al. Magnifying colonoscopy diagnosis of submucosal invasive colorectal carcinoma in familial adenomatous polyposis. Arq. Gastroenterol. [online]. 2000, vol.37, n.2, pp.125-128. ISSN 1678-4219.

The development of colonoscopy with image magnification has enable to study the colonic mucosa in detail and to do differential diagnosis between neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions from the observation of pit patterns. The results are comparable to stereomicroscopy being possible to predict the histologic diagnosis. In a patient with familial adenomatous polyposis magnifying colonoscopy was performed and this method demonstrated a wide variaton of benign polypoid lesions and the morphological features of early colorectal cancer. In this patient, the evaluation by image magnification, together with indigo carmin 0,4% chromoscopy, showed a wide variety of lesions in the colon and rectum: laterally spreading tumor in the cecum, with IIIL + IV pits, subpediculate polyp in the transverse colon with approximately 2,0 cm diameter and IV + V pits, flat elevated lesions IIIL type, and in the sigmoid colon IIa + IIc lesion with V type of Kudo's classification were observed. The evaluation of pit patterns of the lesions in the transverse and sigmoid colon has enable to do the endoscopic diagnosis of the lesion with submucosal invasion.

Keywords : Colonoscopy; Image enhancement; Colorectal neoplasms; Adenomatous polyposis coli.

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